Prison football

January 29, 2009

criminal law

Former Plymouth Argyll goalkeeper, Luke McCormick (who was recently jailed after killing two young boys in a crash while drunk behind the wheel) has been signed up to for the Channings Wood Prison football team. Apparently, prison team officials have now sent a registration form to the South Devon League requesting McCormick be allowed to play for their Division Two side.

League secretary Lisa Buley told Sky News Online: “I think it’s poor taste him getting permission to play, but our hands have been tied by the FA. Personally, as a mother-of-two, I don’t think he should be allowed to because those two little boys he killed will not play football again, but we can’t bring our personal views into it.

The final say now rests with the prison’s governor Jeannine Hendrick, who is understood to be backtracking on McCormick’s league registration. The prison refused to discuss the matter when contacted by Sky. A spokeswoman would only say: “We do not comment on individual prisoners.”


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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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